Monday, August 10, 2009

My weekends in pictures

I was going to try to only do this post in pictures to try and show what I have been up to over the last couple of weekends, but you know, it really isn't possible for me to do, so there are going to be words as well!

Last weekend I drove down past the other side of the city to a place called the Red Hill Estate winery for the 40th birthday celebrations of a friend. The views were fantastic, the food was fantastic, including a fantastic piece of pork (yum!), the wine was good and the company was good too!

One of the things that they had going on was a Barrel Art contest. I don't particularly like being in photos, so I don't often take photos with people in either, but I thought that these were quite fun so took some of these with my phone camera. Click on the images to see clearer and larger images. Some of these were incredibly details. For example the first one was a whole whimsical little arrangement including the frog you can see.

After this day out on Sunday we wandered around the city with new friends, and ended up having an all chocolate afternoon tea. Yum! Is it any wonder that I have completely gone off the diet for the last week. I really need to get back on the diet band wagon...tomorrow.

Yesterday I went with a friend to experience some more culture (pronounced Kulcha amongst my friends) and saw the Salvador Dali exhibition which is showing here at the moment which is called Liquid Desire.

I had seen some Dali pieces before, but I don't think that I had ever realised how much he did in so many different mediums, from fashion and jewellery, to movies and cartoons and different styles of art.

Like so many of these really big exhibitions, there were loads of people around but I am really glad we went. After a long lunch, we went back to the gallery and visited another couple of rooms. One was called Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen . We stopped by and had a look at some of the displays on ancient items, but by that time we were pretty much galleried out! There are still lots of the permanent exhibits there that I would like to see eventually.

I was meant to be going to the museum yesterday but decided that I needed to be a home for just a while. So what did I end up doing then. Playing Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook! I just can't play only a couple of games on that thing. Talk about time wasting, although it is a good accompaniment to kind of watching the cricket!


  1. I'm a Dali fan - sounds like you had a good time :)

  2. I love the barrel art Marg. They look fun

  3. LMAO at those barrels. Love the one in the tree. Sounds like you had a great time.

  4. This sounds like a great birthday trip. Those barrels are fantastic.

  5. How fun! Those barrel art pieces are so inventive.

  6. I love Dali - you are so lucky to get to see that exhibit! Glad you had a good time.

    And Facebook ... aah, the time-sucker of my life. :) You need to find me on there - I'll get you started with a zoo and send you lots animals to take care of! ~LOL~

  7. What fun! Who would have thought of such creative art with a barrel!- I love it:) And...chocolate tea sounds delicious to me. Thanks:)

  8. Very cool barrel art! I have to say I've never seen that before, it's very cool.

  9. The barrels look so cool, and I am drooling over the Jane Austen costume exhibition. What a great weekend :-)

  10. What fun! I got to see lots of Dali's artwork when I was studying abroad in Spain. I find his dreamy style really fascinating, plus he lived through a really interesting period in history.

    Those barrels are so creative! Wow is all I can say!

  11. Love those photos!

    I went to the Salvador Dali museum in Florida when I was there last month, and some of my favorites weren't there because they were on loan for an exhibition. Maybe you got to see them instead! :-)